Writer Recharge :: Blue Rapture Edition (Update 3)
Share your update below and your final update next Monday! Hopefully you'll have a chance to check out what everyone else has been up to.
It's not too late to join us - all the details can be found here. And thanks to my co-hosts - Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Liz Parker, and Elodie Nowodazkij - for being all kinds of awesome.
Here's my update:
Progress on IF YOU WERE HERE, my new WIP, slowed down considerably this week. My (lofty) goal for the week is to hit 25k by the end of Recharge.
Yes! I finally started THE DISTANT HOURS by Kate Morton. I love her writing style, I'm interested in the story, so I can't understand why I've had two false starts on this book. I'm also reading and listening to RUBY RED for the #RubyRedReread - and doing some decluttering while I listen, which is a win-win.
I got my pedicure on Friday afternoon - and yes, I did give myself a pre-pedicure on Wednesday night. I'm friends with the owner of the salon, so she gave my pedicurist a head's up about my anxieties and she took really good care of me. In fact, I would say that it was a pleasant experience and my feet look pretty good (considering how damaged they are from all those breaks and retail years). Now, I don't think I'll be going crazy with pedicures once a month, but I won't hesitate to go back to Pauline.
|Bunions & Blue Rapture|
Still not feeling great, so I'm letting myself rest when I need it and that's a good thing.
Thanks for the support on Twitter about the pedicure. :)
OMG, The Duff.
To say that I was excited to see this movie is the understatement of the year.
My friend Jana asked me about it yesterday. She said, "Tell it to me straight. I loved the book but I'm afraid to see the movie because I've heard it's so different."
And it is. It's a completely different story. Five characters share names with five characters in the book, the general premise behind the Designated Ugly Fat Friend is the same, and that's about it.
The movie is hilarious and brilliant and touching in places. There are so many good one-liners and so many moments that my heart ached for Bianca, because I know just how she felt. Moments of extreme discomfort. Moments that were so genuine. Moments that we all lived in high school at one point or another.
It's about friendship and love and taking chances and being yourself.
And there's a This is Spinal Tap reference, which, you know, I love that. A lot.
My advice is to embrace the differences. Welcome the movie for what it is is, all on its own, and don't compare it to the book.
And yes, I do plan to see it again. Soon.
Hope you had some fun this week, too.